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The Girl Who Heard Demons

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  415 ratings  ·  110 reviews

Shy Adelle Hansen hears demons, but she’s determined to make friends at her new high school by keeping her ability secret.

When she overhears supernatural voices celebrating the impending death of the school quarterback, Levi Anderson, she knows she has to do something to prevent it. However, the demons aren’t the ones plotting; they’re just celebrating the chaos, and Adell

Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Published March 29th 2016 by Kindle Press
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Montzalee Wittmann
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Girl Who Heard Demons by Janette Rallison is a paranormal story about a girl in high school that can hear voices. She tries to keep this a secret. Voices she hears are plotting to kill a boy at school. That is not all going on at school. It is clever, fun, and interesting. I enjoyed it.
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
This book is so different from what I've been reading lately! The young adult perspective was refreshing, and the story is told from both Adelle and Levi's first person POV. The author skillfully portrayed each voice as distinct to their character and didn't make events overlap and get retold again. While the plot device that Adelle is able to hear demons is supernatural, it is based enough in reality that it didn't seem like fantasy or even paranormal. Her gift is one that makes her feel isolat ...more
Michele Smith
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, mythical
Fantasticcccccc! Absolutely loved this book. I re-read this book again and instantly remembered why I loved it so much. Bravo, Janette Rallison!

I was completely impressed with this story plot and all the characters were so perfectly illustrated and wonderfully complex. These days, teenage contemporary novels are not my first choice. The completely immature dramatic teenage girl drama has started to grate my nerves but the maturity of the characters and the true wit and charm of both Preston and
Mar 14, 2016 added it
Shelves: arcs
I was super lucky and got to beta read this - I always love Janette's books, and this one was no exception. I liked that she didn't shy away from the religious implications of angels and demons, while still making it commercial and accessible for regular enjoyment. I think Janette is the queen of witty repartee and flirty conversations, since I always like her love interests. Seriously, the best. She builds romantic tension perfectly, every time. Loved! ...more
Yay! I always get so excited when Ms. Rallison has a new book out. I dropped everything and dived right in. Can I just say, it's so refreshing to pick up a YA Paranormal that is a standalone! Not that I wouldn't want to see these characters again, because I would, but it's just nice to pick up a book and know that everything will get wrapped up in one book.

Anyway, this was a fun read. I didn't know what it was about, besides the title, I decided to just jump in and let the story unfold. Adelle h
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This one surprised me in the greatest way. Usually Janette's books are 3 or 4 star reads for me. This one was definitely a five. I loved that this wasn't a fantasy book. The demons aren't mythical made-up creatures. This girls hears demons. The real ones. The minions of Satan, the ones that can be banished by a prayer. I guess that means it has a christian slant, but it didn't feel religious or preachy at all. This was about the character's experience and how it has affected her life. The stakes ...more
Katie W
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm not a huge fan of paranormal, but Janette Rallison has a way of writing that makes anything entertaining, interesting, and adorable! As with her usual style, the story line flows well, the characters are well developed, and the dialog is witty and engaging. I honestly look forward to everything she writes.

Adelle had an incident when she was younger that left her with the ability to see and hear demons, which is, in a way, both a blessing and a curse. I feel sorry for Adelle, since she has su
Donna Hatch
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fast-paced and full of surprises, this book grabbed my attention from the very beginning. The heroine was likable and real, the hero was swoon-worthy, and it was an all around fun story. It dealt with some gritty issues (the dark side of partying and drugs as well as an attempted rape) but in this authors' usual style, there was no bad language and no sex--definitely clean enough that I'd let my Jr high and high school children read it. I highly recommend this book! ...more
Aisha (seetheworldwithbooks)
Real review coming soon (again, sorry i have tons of homeworks neglected on my table)! To summarize my feeling, there are only three words: I. Loved. It!!!❤❤❤

Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know what to expect from this book (especially with a title like that), but once I got started reading this, I couldn't put it down.

Adelle had a near-death experience as a 12-year-old, and two days later she started hearing demons. Nobody understands this "gift" (herself included) and so she has been labelled the weirdo at school... and even worse she has been threatened. So she is spending her senior year in Kentucky with her Aunt Cheryl - and trying to be invisible at school so she do
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Opening line:

"The demons came again during the night."

First off, I love Janette Rallison's writing style and humor so I was excited this book won on kindlescout.

Second: I got this book because I nominated it and it won!

Third: Did I say I love Janette Rallison's writing? It's A Mall World After All had me laughing out loud.

I was a little worried about reading this book at night, but I didn't need to worry, other than I stayed up late reading because I wanted to know what happened next! Danger, d
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've been a fan of Ms. Rallison's for several years and I was happy to see that she had a newish one out. (I have to admit it has been out for a while, but I just hadn't noticed it.) Her stories always have a great mix of fluffy, adorable romance and enough tension to keep the pages turning. This one is excellent in that regard! Adelle can hear demons, she just can't see them, and having that "gift" has disrupted her life in many, many ways. Enter Levi, a fellow student whom she attempts to save ...more
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-kath
3.5 stars
A little darker for a Rallison book. That kind of surprised me and to be honest at first the title turned me off. However, I love Rallison books! Call me a junkie but I do! I think I have read everything she has written and I love them. So of course weird title or not I was going to read this one.

Her writing style sucked me in right away and I was drawn into this world. I thought Adelle and Levi were great characters. They had a fun chemistry when it was just them. That part in the rest
Roseanne Wilkins
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a supernatural YA, and I loved it. Janette made the reasons for hearing demons believable, and I could hardly put the book down. The romance between the teens was handled well and is clean. There were a lot of ideas in the book that were new and different, and I liked how they were handled. Highly recommended.
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I loved, loved, LOVED this book! Janette Rallison is definitely one of my favorite authors! She is just amazing!

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The Girl Who Heard Demons actually had a bit of a darker undertone than her other books, but that’s definitely not a bad thing ‘cause it was amazing! Despite these darker undertones, Janette still managed to add humor and make this book fun. It was the perfect blend of creepy demons and funny moments!

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As the title suggests, Adelle hears demons. Pretty awes
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
What an interesting book. I found it thought provoking and unusual. I love Rallison's books they are always entertaining and a good read. This book had me really thinking about the things in my life that I think are problems but might just be things i needed or wanted to help other or to grow myself. The writing and story line flow well and keep you entertained each minute. This is a clean YA book with a bit of angles and demons thrown in in the most interesting ways. ...more
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favoritebooks
I received this book free from Kindle Scout and here's my honest review:
I started reading the book as soon as I received it and couldn't put it down. I read until 3am. The story is about what the title says, Adelle hears demons. She hears all the negative thoughts the demons are telling people to keep them depressed and unhappy. After moving twice Adelle is determined to lay low and get through her senior year without anyone knowing her secret. She meets Levi and hears the demons say he's going
I can't deny I enjoyed my time reading this, in spite of feeling it was a bit too Christian for me (mentions of God, guardian angels, partying is not good, be a goody-2-shoes is right, etc.), I liked the idea and the execution. Adelle sees and hears demons, which are basically our own demons that tempt us and impulse us to do wrong. Soon Levi, the son of the principal and one of the hot guys, and Adelle form some kind of an alliance, although he doesn't believe her in the entire book, which I ha ...more
David Caldwell
Adelle Hansen hears demons. She is trying to get away from the problems this has cuased in the past by moving acroos the country and going to a new high school. She wants nothing more than to lead a quiet, normal life. But when she hoverhears demons talking about the death of the school's quarteback, Levi Anderson, she knows she has to try and help him. While Adele manages to help him the ffirst time, she is worried about his future and decides to continue to watch over him. Levi, isn't looking ...more
Donna Weaver
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read a book by Rallison that I haven't enjoyed, and this one is no exception. I wish I could rate this higher than 5 stars, I loved it that much.

The story has all the teen angst one would expect in a YA novel, but this one has so much more with the supernatural element of demons and Angels. I love that so many of Rallison's characters are inherently good. It makes a stark contrast when some of them aren't. I found myself thinking about it when I couldn't read it. I told my hubby some o
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I love books by Janette Rallison. They are always so entertaining. Perfect pacing and lots of character and energy. The dialogue was snappy and I was engaged and invested in this book from beginning to end.

My older teenage daughter enjoyed this book as well for all the same reasons.

Content: clean (no swearing or sexual content) although there is some underage teenage drinking and drugs and some mild violence.
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing

What a great story! This was a real fun suspense/romance and had thought provoking insights into good vs evil. It made me want to really consider those around me and wonder who might need a warm smile or a kind word or even some intervention. I was grateful that it was not a preachy story and yet showed God is watching and cares. If you like warm fuzzies, this is for you.
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This was one of those "let my house fall apart/ignore my children," kind of books. I was hooked from the very first chapter. I loved the characters, loved being inside both Levi and Adelle's heads, loved the humor that was woven into a dramatic story. Loved all of it. Well done Janette Rallison. Write on!
Teya Teya
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am so mad at myself for waiting so long to read this book! It was amazing! Well writen, suspense full and so real. It was writen for high school but was so mature in nature. I loved it! I would recommend it to anyone. I love the fact it's theme was pay attention to your surrounding. Excellent Janette. It's one I will probably read again. SO good. ...more
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I always love Janette Rallison books. The premise of this one was really cool, about a teenage girl who hears demons following people around (including in the halls of high school). It makes you think and laugh, which makes it a fun read.
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great story. Not creepy as the title suggests. I generally read and review adult fiction, but Rallison is a YA author I make an exception for.
Aug 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
Moral diatribe served with a side of cliches

I picked up this title because I enjoy a good, trashy YA novel and the concept of "girl who can see things other people cannot and ends up with jock" is a basic trope I enjoy.
But this was bad.
I did finish it, a) because I had 2 hr car ride and b) I wanted to give it a 1 * review by page like 30 but I don't think it's fair to do that unless I've read the whole book. So basically I hate read the whole book.
Look, maybe you enjoy preechy little sermons a
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
No thanks

So, pros: the writing is really good. And the leads are likeable. The premise was promising, but...
Cons: i know the entire story is about a girl hearing demons and trying to subvert their plans, but did it need to be so religion soaked? And forget the whole, "prayer" keeps the demons away, my bigger issue is that when a kid tries ro assault her, it is blamed on demons (and drugs). Depression is blamed on demons. Homcidal and paranoid actions are demons. A few charcter flaws sure, but th
Jul 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Adelle is a senior in high school who can hear but not see evil spirits. She has had to move twice because of bully attacks when she tells people what she can do. Levi is the son of the principal and struggling with his father. Adelle helps Levi avoid going in a car that later crashed and would have killed him. They form a bond but he feels there is something more to her innocent 'feeling' that told her he should not get in the car. He pushes her and she tells him what she can do. Then she hears ...more
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. If you don't believe in God you might not like it as much, not because it preaches at you, but because I've noticed that some atheist book reviewers do not want God or religion so much as mentioned on one page or it will ruin the book for them. But if you are the more tolerant sort and can suspend your belief about the existence of demons and angels, you are going to want to read this. That is, if you like high school romances with a healthy dose of thriller mixed in. It was r ...more
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